Happy St. Lucy’s Day! 🕯🎄
Margot had the dreamiest day dancing around in her Candle-Wreath Crown and white dress, and learning the Sankta Lucia song together (thanks for the helpful blog post, @barefootabbey
!). Cassian tried on the crown too and confusedly carried his unlit candle along with us, but they both really enjoyed the colouring page we did of St. Lucy too (thanks @thehomelyhours
for all the beautiful resources! 🥰)! We also planted some wheat grains as is the Hungarian & Croatian tradition here, which should then sprout up by Christmas, and be a symbol of renewal and life in the Eucharist. We also baked some Pepparkakor (Ginger Cookies), though I was missing a few of the ingredients and the dough was an awful texture too, so things were a bit thrown together... but they tasted good, and that’s what counts! All in all, not a bad first time celebrating and remembering St. Lucy, one of the earliest martyrs of the Christian Faith and another supremely generous soul. She pointed others to Christ, the Light of the World, and she demonstrated the strongest of faith and bravery even in the face of death. We light candles and remember just Who it is she points us to, and seek to imitate such steadfastness in our own lives today. I think St. Lucy is a new favourite around here!